MARY AND THE ROSARY

A good mother loves her children and safeguards their interests, and protects them from the dangers around. She supports them to reach their goal in life. Even more so, Mary, our Heavenly Mother. She is concerned about us and wants our eternal happiness and she is most powerful because Jesus is Her Son.

In Nagasaki, Japan, the Franciscan convent of St. Maximilian Kobe, where the brothers were praying the Rosary daily, was spared. The H-bomb “Fat Man,” which was dropped on the city on Aug. 9, 1945, three days after Hiroshima, miraculously spared the convent built behind a small hill that protect it, while 80% of the city was destroyed. “Those who propagate my Rosary will be helped by me in all their necessities,” the Virgin had promised.

On October 7, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Rosary. On October 13, 2016, the 99th anniversary of the miracle of Fatima, Mother Mary has urged the children at Fatima to recite the Holy Rosary every day. She said that the recitation of the Holy Rosary is the powerful weapon to combat the evils afflicting the world of today.

Pope Leo XIII was particularly devoted to Our Lady of the Rosary, producing eleven (11) encyclicals on the subject of this feast and its importance in the course of his long pontificate. In the first of them, 1883’s “Supremi Apostolatus Officio,” he echoed the words of the oldest known Marian prayer (known in the Latin tradition as the “Sub Tuum Praesidium”), when he wrote, “It has always been the habit of Catholics in danger and in troublous times to fly for refuge to Mary.”

Therefore, I advise you to have a Rosary with you always, pray it with faith and you will enjoy the miraculous intervention of Mary in your life.

Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us.

Fr. Mathai